A Scottish train was diverted at the weekend after concerns were raised over a Stormtrooper carrying a "firearm" at Aberdeen train station.

The man, known as Grampian Stormtrooper, took to Facebook to explain that he was dressed up to go to the popular comic convention DeeCon.

After dressing as one of the iconic imperial footsoldiers from the hugely popular film franchise Star Wars on Saturday morning, officers responded to his presence.

Grampian Stormtrooper told his 1100 fans online that he was approached by a guard while onboard a train before it was sent back to the station.

Grampian Stormtrooper may need to 'close' Facebook page after train station reports

ScotRail confirmed the incident with the man telling his followers that he was met by armed police officers when the train was returned to the station.

He said: "May close this page down, was on train to Dundee for DeeCon in my stormtrooper. Train stopped not long out of station, guard came to chat asking about blaster. Then asked me to go with him for chat. Apparently someone reported it to police, train went back to Aberdeen.

"Met by 2 firearms officers, 3 PS, 2 BTP had to chat to them all on train then in office. Then took me home to get bag for it and back for another train. Asked not to wear stormtrooper armour on train. Crazy world we live in.Been doing it 10 years first time any issue with stormtrooper blaster. Not been out much in it so maybe just close page."

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers received reports of a man with a firearm entering Aberdeen station just before 9am on Saturday (April 6).

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from Police Scotland and it was determined it was a false alarm.”